• Project Controls - Cost Controller

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/17/2018 2:09 PM)
    Requistion Number
    Day Shift
    5 & 2
    # of Positions
  • Job Description

    Our Approach

    As a JV Driver Employee, the company’s values must be evident in daily activities.  Employees are continually thinking outside of the box to implement innovations, which contributes to the success of JV Drivers’ business.  JV Drivers’ employees are continually striving to “Build Great Things.” This includes building great projects and taking initiative to develop your career by participating in training and development opportunities. 


    JV Driver as a company values their people and its’ peoples safety.  Employees within the company help lead the safety culture.  “Having Fun” is key in creating a working atmosphere that fosters team work.  Employees at JV Driver are the foundation of a strong team. 


    Job Overview

    The Project Controls reports to and takes direction from the Project Controls Supervisor.  The primary responsibilities of the Project Controls is to prepare control budgets, cost reports, earned value management reports, quantity reporting, and change management.  


    Performance Objective

    • Provides guidance and support to team members
    • Participates in professional development and mentorship opportunities
    • Takes on new initiatives and challenges
    • Builds formal and informal relationships within the company.


    Technical Objectives

    • Works with Project team and others to develop and set up various project cost reports and a variety of progress, manpower, and commodity reports
    • Assists in data entry, data analysis and preparation of reports related to Project Control matters including productivity, forecasts and variances in line with Project Control processes and in accordance with company policies and procedures
    • Prepares estimates for contract scope change orders to ensure additions and changes are properly included in ongoing monitoring and control
    • Identifies cost control issues to project management staff and to senior Project Control staff for correction
    • Prepares Project Performance Analysis’s for Project Management and Executive team
    • Monitors field work activities to contract scope to capture progress and change.
    • Responsible for the project change management program.
    • Attend team meetings to provide assistance in resolving issues, review reports and ensure assignment of new tasks
    • Analyze and provide input to technical and performance criteria on Project Controls systems.


    Technical Skills

    • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio CMIC and Prevail
    • Advanced construction knowledge
    • Basic understanding of workface planning, project controls and procurement
    • Basic understanding of quality control processes, including turnover
    • Familiarity with receiving, warehouse functions and material management
    • Knowledge of contract documentation and how it pertains to the work scope.


    Safety Objective

    The responsibility for safety and safe work performance lies with each individual.  Each worker must work closely with the job site supervisors to ensure a safe work environment.  Refer to Section 2.9.1 of the JV Driver Health & Safety Manual for a description of responsibilities. 


    Work Experience

    Minimum of 5 years of job related experience in an industrial construction environment with direct exposure to construction standards & practices in major construction projects.



    A post-secondary education or trade certificate in engineering, construction management or a related field is preferred.  Job related experience may be considered in lieu of formal education. Preference will be given to a candidate who possesses a relevant industry designation from PMI, AACEI or RICS.



    The Project Controls will demonstrate some or all of the following DNA characteristics:

    1. Initiative: a solutions provider, someone whom is motivated, resourceful, creative and displays ingenuity.
    2. Problem Solver: people that are wanting to solve problems themselves and will make decisions within their scope, and trust their own judgment staying within the core values of our organization.
    3. Innovative: someone who is original and creative in thinking, displays ingenuity, is visionary and provides additional value to the client and the company. 
    4. Positive Attitude: someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, forward thinking, motivated and engaged. 
    5. Flexibility: being able to adapt to change and increase effectiveness and efficiency in and out of work.
    6. Communication: someone that can listen and communicate what they are thinking, present clear expectations and present themselves professionally to co-workers and clients. 
    7. Trust: someone that extends trust and in return is trusted by key stakeholders.
    8. Accountability: someone that accepts responsibility for their own decisions and meets expectations.


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